Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beach-Ready Plan May 2009 Shape Magazine D2, W3

Just to update, I did in fact make it to the gym last night.  

I did the program as planned, followed by 30 minutes of spin cycle, with the following exception:

The Grapevine Lunge was to have been with a 17.5 lb weight, I used 12.5
The Sumo Squat was to have been with a 17.5 lb weight, I used 12.5
The Bench Row was to have been with a 15 lb weight, I used 12.5

When I picked the 17.5 lb weight I knew there was no way I would make it through the exercise - I could hardly even pick it up!  Funny the difference it makes when you change the time of day you work out.  

In any case, it worked out really, really well, because I was able to concentrate even more on my form, and I'm happy to report that I woke up sore all over!

Today is a cardio day, so off I toodled to the gym first thing this morning.  It was hot and humid in there again today.  I was not impressed!  I did my 30 minutes on the rower (which was really boring today), and 30 minutes on the spin cycle.  I was a bit slower on the spin cycle today... I did a mile less than last night.

I'm supposed to go walking tonight with my walking group.  I don't know if I will, cause I'm tired.  We'll see.  Of course, I'm completely panicked because I have to walk a half marathon this Sunday... and while I've been quite active, I haven't actually been "training".  I don't honestly care about my finishing time, but I'm walking with a group.  Ugh.  Oh, well.

I am substituting for friend today for 5-pin bowling.  I kinda wish that I had said no BECAUSE I just went this morning to pick up Season 4 of The Closer!!!!!  I've watched one episode and just started the 2nd, but I have to friggen leave in 10 minutes!!!!!!  NO FAIR!!!!

Ok bloggers - go off and do something healthy!!

PS:  I bought some nice coloured fancy pencils for my journal..  SCORE!!


  1. The Closer is my favorite! I wonder if you could watch those on Hulu.com?

    Good job sticking to the Beach Plan, I'm looking forward to you final results and evaluation.

  2. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Some days you are just stronger than others, depending on how you slept, what else you've been doing, etc.

    And I HATE when the gym is hot and humid!

  3. Beach plan sounds great. Look forward to seeing your progress!